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Meaning of INHOSPITABLE

Pronunciation:  in'h√Ęspitubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable dessert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"
  2. [adj]  not hospitable; "they are extremely inhospitable these days"; "her greeting was cold and inhospitable"
 

INHOSPITABLE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: bare, barren, bleak, desert, desolate, godforsaken, hostile, stark, uncongenial, unfriendly, waste, water-washed, wild, windswept
 
 Antonyms: hospitable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*hos"pi*ta*ble\, a. [Pref. in- not + hospitable:
cf. L. inhospitalis.]
1. Not hospitable; not disposed to show hospitality to
   strangers or guests; as, an inhospitable person or people.

         Have you no touch of pity, that the poor Stand
         starved at your inhospitable door?    --Cowper.

2. Affording no shelter or sustenance; barren; desert; bleak;
   cheerless; wild. ``Inhospitable wastes.'' --Blair. --
   {In*hos"pi*ta*ble*mess}, n. -- {In*hos"pi*ta*bly}, adv.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: chill, chilly, closed, cold, cool, disaccordant, disagreeable, frosty, icy, ill, incompatible, inimical, strained, tense, unaffectionate, unamiable, unamicable, unbenign, unbenignant, uncompassionate, uncompassioned, uncordial, unfriendly, ungenial, ungracious, unharmonious, unhospitable, unkind, unkindly, unloving, unneighborly, unreceptive, unsociable, unsympathetic, unsympathizing
 

 

 

 

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